1980 Mar 10 - 1986 Feb 21
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Spain (Internal situation; UK/Spain relations) (Part 1)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2016 Jul 21
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 279
Any docs withheld? 3

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81 May 1 Fri Spain: Carrington minute to MT ("Spain/NATO") ["in the aftermath of the attempted coup d'etat, Sr Calvo Sotelo's government [intends] to accelerate the application for Spanish membership of NATO... might be possible to settle the Gibraltar impasse at the same time"] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Nov 30 Mon Spain: FCO record of conversation ("Conversation with the Spanish Foreign Minister") [Carrington, Llorca: Gibraltar; Calvo-Sotelo visit to UK] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Dec 3 Thu Spain: Carrington PS letter to No.10 ("Spain/NATO/Gibraltar") [Spain to sign Protocol of Accession on 10th Dec; questions in Parliament & press anticipated; "lifting the restrictions on Gibraltar... [will not be] a condition of Britain's approval of Spain's entry to NATO" ] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Jan 2 Sat Spain: HM Ambassador Parsons letter to Carrington ("Annual Review from Spain for 1981") ["democracy... remains extant though it is still fragile"; NATO; EC; Gibraltar] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Jan 29 Fri Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Spain: position of the Government") [three deputies transfer allegiance from ruling UCD party to right wing Alianza Popular; "disincentives for early elections, which neither of the major parties want, are... strong"] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Mar 23 Tue Spain: UKREP Brussels telegram 1177 to FCO (1240Z) ("Foreign Affairs Council: 22 March 1982") ["Spanish accession: mini-package: preparation of Community position"] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Apr 23 Fri Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO (1537Z) ("Stability of Spanish Government") [fallout from failed military coup; Falklands/Gibraltar; forthcoming elections; terrorism] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Jun 3 Thu Spain: MT message to Prime Minister Calvo-Sotelo ("Spain and NATO") [formal accession] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Aug 26 Thu Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("The Spanish economy") ["lack of direction... when Ministers return [from summer holiday] they are likely to be more interested in running for office in the general elections expected this autumn"] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Oct 4 Mon Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Coup plot: Gibraltar") ["we cannot exclude the possibility at any time of unauthorised military action"] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Oct 15 Fri Spain: UKE Madrid record of conversation ("Conversation with the King of Spain") [HM Ambassador Parsons, Juan Carlos I: defence equipment sales] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Oct 28 Thu Spain: Pym PS letter to No.10 ("Spain") [preliminary comments on likely policies of a Socialist government, on eve of General Election results: NATO; Gibraltar; EC] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Oct 29 Fri Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Implications for the UK of Spanish elections") [EC; NATO; Gibraltar; Falklands; trade; banking; defence sales] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Oct 29 Fri Spain: UKDEL NATO telegram to FCO ("Spain and NATO") [message from newly elected Socialist government to "halt all negotiations"] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Dec 1 Wed Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Spain: new Government") [report on González' opening speech, notably position on Gibraltar] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Dec 2 Thu Spain: MT message to Prime Minister González ("Spain/Gibraltar") [reserved congratulations; Gibraltar] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Jan 10 Mon Spain: Prime Minister González message to MT (Spanish elections) [reciprocal courtesy note] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Jan 24 Mon Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Anglo-Spanish relations") [trade imbalance; Gibraltar; EC enlargement] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Feb 16 Wed Spain: Pym PS letter to No.10 ("Ceuta and Melilla") [Arab Parliamentary Union calling for Morroccan sovereignty over Spanish territories] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Mar 1 Tue Spain: Lord Cockfield minute to MT ("Spanish cars") [MT agrees to meeting to discuss how to address the tarriff imbalance between UK car exports to Spain and Spanish car imports to UK] [declassified Jul 2016]